Transition Year

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Transition Year Option

Students of  Presentation Secondary school are offered the option of a Transition Year Programme.  This programme aims to allow each student to develop life skills in a more experience based learning environment.  The Transition Year programme aims to encourage each student to take more control of her education. An emphasis is placed on active learning by the students. It also allows students to choose their Leaving Certificate options with a greater degree of confidence and maturity. The programme gives the girls a chance to do different activities which are not available in the Traditional Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied Programme. Students are also, thanks to the school’s excellent links with the local community, given the opportunity to take part in two weeks work experience and two weeks Community and social service work.  The curriculum for Transition Year aims to allow students to maintain their contact with the core subjects for the Leaving Certificate while also giving them the opportunity to take on new subjects.

 

The students have time-tabled classes for the following subjects:

Gaeilge                                    Foreign Languages      Music

English/Media Studies            Scientific Studies        Art

Mathematics                            Business Studies         Technology

Drama                                     Home Economics        Physical Education

Geography/ History                Religious Studies        Careers Education

Information Technology         Enterprise                    Life skills

In Transition Year the content and methodologies used in teaching can be very different.  These methodologies include role-play, drama, teamwork, questionnaires, projects and surveys.  Besides the subjects offered in the programme there are many activities undertaken by the students that aid their personal development.  These activities include St.Declan’s Walk, First Aid,Youth Leadership,Gaisce,Faith Friends, Coaching course in Ladies GAA and Soccer, Aerobics, Public Speaking, horse-riding. These courses foster self-esteem, confidence and personal relations.